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At 17, Sahil Lavingia helped design Pinterest. Then, a year in, Lavingia left. Now he’s starting Gumroad, a new service which he says will revolutionize social shopping and e-commerce—and maybe even alter the way people create. Here’s how it works: Say you’ve made something—a song, a blog post, an app, etc.—and you want to make a little money from it. Just upload it, price it, then Gumroad, whose slogan is, “Sell anything you can share,” provides you with a custom product URL that is easily shareable across your existing social networks. Gumroad makes money by taking a 5% cut out of each purchase.
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At 17, Sahil Lavingia helped design Pinterest. Then, a year in, Lavingia left. Now he’s starting Gumroad, a new service which he says will revolutionize social shopping and e-commerce—and maybe even alter the way people create. Here’s how it works: Say you’ve made something—a song, a blog post, an app, etc.—and you want to make a little money from it. Just upload it, price it, then Gumroad, whose slogan is, “Sell anything you can share,” provides you with a custom product URL that is easily shareable across your existing social networks. Gumroad makes money by taking a 5% cut out of each purchase.

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In an ironic way, Long says, this frees many people to be more public about who they really are and who they want to be, because it’s less focused on the kind of personal content that sets off privacy and security alarms. “Pinterest is a place where we can demonstrate: ‘If it weren’t for all those mundane things that I do that I post on Facebook, this is what I would be doing and consuming. Here is my real self,’” he explains.

Why Pinterest Is So Addictive
There’s a new social media platform every minute, it seems, and the darling of the moment is Pinterest. Here are some expert tips from Chobani Yogurt’s social media team on how to get beyond flavor of the week.
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There’s a new social media platform every minute, it seems, and the darling of the moment is Pinterest. Here are some expert tips from Chobani Yogurt’s social media team on how to get beyond flavor of the week.

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